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10 Best Photos Submitted So Far For Our Wi-Fi Giveaway

GaijinPot is collaborating with Japan’s leading Wi-Fi provider to offer free individual internet access to tourists in a month-long Instagram contest! Here are some of the best entries so far.

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We’re already halfway through our Instagram photo contest in collaboration with docomo and have seen some stellar entries so far — all spreading the love for Japan and giving us the feels, as they say. If you haven’t heard, submissions are in for a chance to win three weeks’ worth of free Wi-Fi with docomo Wi-Fi for visitors, a premium service that securely connects you to more than 100,000 hotspots across the country. To enter, it’s simply a matter of sharing your favorite Japan travel photo, captioning it with one thing that you love about Japan then tagging it #docomowififorvisitors so we can see it!

By way of appreciation for all the entries so far (and since winners are picked at random) we wanted to share, in no particular order, some of our favorites so far.

1. Marathon man @runner_thursfield says he loves exploring the many magical places around Japan including temples and shrines such as this one, the definition of the  “extra” meme trend:

2. As a big fan of the neon signs, @Car0lk  captured this shot of one Japan’s most famous:

Thing I like most about Japan: the neon signs #contest #docomowififorvisitors

A post shared by Carol Kim (@car0lk) on

3. One of our first Wi-Fi winners, @sophier1234 , snapped this pic in Iidabashi station, saying that she loves “the beauty of the everyday scenery of Japan.” We couldn’t agree more.

4. Hiroyuki @tmkhryk tagged this summer shot of clamming in Okinawa, one of his favorite things to do in Japan!

clamming in OKINAWA #docomowififorvisitors #dwfv

A post shared by Hiroyuki Tamaki (@tmkhryk) on Aug 22, 2017 at 2:35pm PDT

5. Dutch traveler @lady_hotaru shared this poignant memory of cherry blossoms from her last trip to Japan, captioning it: “Can’t wait to visit again and make another photo of this exact tree.”

6. Foodie @majvilhelmiina made this sushi plate. She just landed in Japan and happily is on more eating adventures!

7. Traveler @grantwall took this feline portrait in Tashirojima when exploring off the beaten track, one of his favorite things to do. Also: cats!

8. It’s always nice to hear stories like this one from @jacq_tanoto who climbed a mountain in the middle of the night and made some unforgettable memories.

9. Simply a great shot from user @janice_unwanted taken at Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku.

10. *Heart eyes emoji* for this adorable shot from second-round winner @lukejbradshaw and his wife who are big fans of the ¥100 sushi. Who isn’t?

There are still two weeks to go and 11 more winners to be blessed with unlimited internet access for their trip. So, if you’re traveling to Japan soon, check it out!

Enter the contest now!

About Docomo Wi-Fi for Visitors

With more than 100,000 secure hotspots across the country (including at convenience stores, cafés, shops, attractions and even Mt. Fuji), get a reliable online connection pretty much everywhere in Japan with docomo Wi-Fi for visitors. Once you register for an account, you can connect to the web at docomo’s Wi-Fi access points nationwide. It’s safe, fast and reliable — and it also features a cute mushroom mascot. Learn more about the service on the docomo Wi-Fi for visitors official page.

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